Thomas William Boyle should have taken a cab.
Thomas William Boyle should have taken a cab.

Mile High Murder, No. 53: Thomas William Boyle booked on vehicular homicide for Harlan Street hit and run that killed Raymond Rivera

Late Monday evening, Raymond Rivera, 48, tried to cross Harlan Street at Alameda Avenue. Unfortunately, he didn't make it -- and the vehicle that struck him didn't stop.

According to the Lakewood Police Department, Rivera was struck by a van driven by 48-year-old Thomas William Boyle, who was later booked for felony hit and run, driving under the influence, careless driving and vehicular homicide.

A bad drive for all concerned. Check out more details below:

Fatal Auto Pedestrian Accident

Date: November 17, 2009

A male pedestrian died last night from injuries he received as a result of being hit by a vehicle while trying to cross Harlan Street, at Alameda Avenue. The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Raymond Rivera (11-08-61) of Denver.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:00 PM last night. Rivera was hit by a white Ford van that was northbound on Harlan St. The vehicle then left the scene of the accident. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle.

A short time later, a Lakewood Police Agent stopped the vehicle on 3rd Avenue west of Sheridan Blvd. The driver of the hit and run vehicle was identified as 48-year-old Thomas William Boyle (12-15-60). Agents on scene suspected that alcohol was a contributing factor to the accident, however toxicology results are pending. Boyle was taken into custody and later booked on charges of Vehicular Homicide, Felony Hit & Run, DUI and Careless Driving. Further charges may be pending. Boyle will make his first appearance in Jefferson County Court at later date.

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